Is it me or are almost all of the allegedly OP weapon complaints baseless? Can someone explain why some complaints about these weapons are justified? Like:
The pistols: Why shouldn't the pistols be more powerful? They're not freebies anymore like past games and they're equivalent in class points to primaries. Some of the biggest complained about ones like the B23R and the KAP 40 aren't even close to being good as MW2/MW3 machine pistols. They're only deadly in CQC otherwise they're hitmarker machines. Like the B23R's one burst range is very small and if the person was using a SWAT or an M8A1 in that small range you would've still died either way. The complaints make no sense. Try using pistols yourself as a primary and you'll see they're not OP. They're actually a bit hard.
The LMGs: Why shouldn't the LMGs have low recoil? Why are they not allowed to have one redeeming factor? They're literally disadvantaged in every other way possible, slowest ADS, slowest movement, and worst hipfire. They're also incredibly reliant on perks/attachments too since you usually have to spend 4+ points to make them viable. Before you say "hurr durr Blops 1 LMGs have recoil", the Blops 1 LMGs were also largely irrelevant. The Stoner was the only good one, the M60 was more of a novelty than a competitive choice, and the HK21/RPD were a joke. Now you're upset that the LMGs are a decent weapon choice in BO2? Are you ******* kidding me?
The Snipers: This one really frustrates me the most. You guys constantly complain about how fast they scope in but in reality....THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME DAMN ADS SPEED AS THE BO1 SNIPERS, save for the Ballista which trades mere milliseconds for a smaller one hit kill area. All they did this time around was make them a decent competitive weapon choice like the LMGs. In Blops 1 like the LMGs, snipers were irrelevant. The L96 was the only decent one, the PSG1 broke if you put attachments on it, and the Dragunov/WA2K were a flat out joke. ON TOP OF THAT, the snipers in BO2 are actually gimped compared to MW2/MW3 snipers. The default scope in speeds are slower, no Quickdraw or Assassin Pro, and the equivalents to some of the MW3 weapon proficiencies like Toughness and the Ballistics CPU are actually weaker compared to their MW3 counterparts. Try the snipers out and you'll see they're not OP.
Sorry for the rant....I'm glad Treyarch is (allegedly) basing their weapon balancing off actual statistics and not complaints from whiners. If the whiners had their way, this game would be an AR/SMG circle jerk fest like BO1.